Rory Jagusinski’s second half brace secured 10-man Broughty United their first win of the season. St Murdochs levelled the tie early in the second half before Robbie McDonald was dismissed, but the Broughty full back produced two moments of magic to win his side the match.
Broughty had been shot-shy on the opening day as they went down 2-0 in Forfar, but took just 28 seconds to open the scoring. Simon Sharpe got on the end of Callum Howe’s cut back and found the net from five yards out.
The hosts had stand-in goalkeeper Gregor Tweed to thank for keeping them ahead after 15 minutes, as he kept out a deflected effort from Steven Dell that looked to be heading for the top corner. This save proved to be even more important when Broughty broke from the resulting corner and scored their second
Sharpe again the scorer, latching onto a perfectly weighted pass and sliding the ball under the oncoming goalkeeper.
Broughty’s joy proved to be short lived, as Saints found the net five minutes later. Dell’s free kick deflected into Ben Holmes, whose shot was pushed onto the post by Tweed, but the ball fell kindly for Jack Paterson at the back post, who had the simple task of tapping in the third goal of the afternoon.
Callum Howe saw his shot kept out by Roman Robb, before Saints Owen Ruxton headed over from a matter of yards out on the stroke of half time.